James J. McKittrick, Jr., Associate

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  • To get what you want, deserve what you want. Trust, success and admiration are earned.

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    James is an Associate with the firm's Business, EMERGE, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities practice groups.




James is an Associate in the firm’s Business, EMERGE, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities practice groups. 

He focuses primarily on corporate and securities law, and his practice includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital law, financings, entity formation, regulatory compliance, and general commercial transactions.  James also assists with corporate law issues in estate planning matters, real estate transactions, and with federal beneficial ownership information reporting requirements.

He has worked on matters including sales and purchases of private companies, convertible note financings, private placement equity offerings, U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and state exemption filings, employee and consultant business protection agreements, drafting and amending organizational documents for corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs), corporate reorganizations, real property transfers, contract negotiations, employment agreements, LLC dissolutions, mutual release agreements, asset purchase agreements and entity ownership transfers.

James’ tax and employee benefits experience includes counseling multi-employer pension plan trustees on issues involving the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, preparing IRS determination letter applications on behalf of sponsors of single-employer defined contribution and defined benefit plans, and assisting with standard plan terminations.

James received his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2017. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business in 2014, with a focus on finance.

Representative Matters

Representative Transactions

  • $100M sale of automatic identification and data capture company to private equity group
  • $83M sale of novelty and entertainment product distribution company to private equity group
  • $45M purchase of primary medical care practice
  • $45M sale of office supply distribution company to private equity group
  • $10M convertible note financing in biomedical company
  • $7.5M series seed financing in decarbonization company
  • $7.5M sale of physical therapy practice



Selected to Rising Stars of Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Business & Corporate list, 2023, 2024


Professional and Civic Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce

Publications and Lectures




Mergers & Acquisitions


J.D., Journal of Business & Technology Law, Articles Editor; Maryland Law Scholars Award Recipient; Maryland Senatorial Scholarship Recipient, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2017
B.S., Business Administration, Woodrow Scholars Award Recipient, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, 2014

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 2017
District of Columbia, 2019